Online Japan Landscapes Photo Exhibition 2021 (Entry period: December 24, 2020 to January 31, 2021)

The Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver is accepting photo entries — from Canadians and people all over the world — of landscapes taken in Japan that capture and convey Japan’s unique atmosphere.  

To enter just send us one of your memorable photos from Japan along with a brief description or the story behind it!   


The COVID-19 pandemic brought big changes to all of our lives in 2020. Even now, as we continue to stay home and limit our social activities, travel between Canada and Japan is still restricted. Unfortunately at present, it appears making that dream trip to Japan will have to wait a little longer before coming true.     
That’s why the Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver is hosting an Online Japan Landscapes Photo Exhibition 2021. Send us your favourite landscape photos and snapshots of recommended spots you’ve visited in Japan. By sharing the photos we receive online, we are hoping to provide you with the chance to enjoy, nostalgically reminisce, and look forward to stopping at new places when you are able to once again visit Japan in the near future.  

All submissions will be screened by the Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver and selected photos will be displayed at the online Birthday Celebration for His Majesty the Emperor of Japan as well as on our website and official social media.

Please carefully read the following terms and conditions; and enter by filling out the online form below.

Entry period
Thursday, December 24, 2020 to Sunday, January 31, 2021

Entry contents
-Landscape photo taken in Japan that captures and conveys the unique atmosphere of Japan
-Your favourite scenery, landscape, recommended spot or location in Japan that depicts Japanese culture 
(Example photos)


Entry conditions
1. Each entrant may submit 1 photo.
2. Entry is open to everyone but the entrant must be the person who took the submitted photo. We accept submissions from professionals and amateurs alike, so don’t hesitate to send us yours!   
3. Photo may be in colour or black-and-white.
4. Photo should be submitted as a JPEG file. Maximum file-size: 5MB.

How to submit
Please enter by filling out this ➡ online form.
*If you encounter problems using the online form, please send in your photo and the following entry info to
  • E-mail address
  • Full name
  • City of residence
  • Photo title
  • Name of prefecture in Japan where photo was taken
  • Name of city in Japan where photo was taken
  • Photo credit (i.e. full name or initials)
  • Please write a brief description of the story behind your photo. *Maximum 50 words. Text may be in English or Japanese.
  • Your photo as an image file
Entry terms and conditions
By entering, the entrant hereby agrees to the following:
1. The submitted photo (digital file) will not be returned to the entrant.
2. The copyright to the submitted photo will belong to the entrant; however, the Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver (hereinafter the Consulate) will have the right to possess and freely use the photo in question in flyers, pamphlets, social media, and other promotional activities without the permission of the entrant.
3. Photo submissions are limited to those taken in Japan by the entrant themselves.
4. The submitted photo must not infringe upon the copyright or trademark of any third party. In the event that an issue or legal dispute arises involving a third party regarding the submitted photo, all legal responsibility will lie solely with and be handled by the entrant; and the Consulate will not carry any responsibility.
5. Photo submissions are limited to those that do not violate public order and standards of decency, do not slander or infringe on the privacy of third parties, do not lead to violations of laws and regulations, and are not associated with criminal acts.
6. If the submitted photo contains a visibly identifiable individual person, consent from the person in the photo is required.   
7. If it is determined that any law or term of this agreement has been broken, the submitted photo will be removed from our website and withdrawn from the exhibition.  
8. The Consulate will screen all submitted photos and only those selected will be displayed on its website and used on its social media and in other promotional activities.    
9. Any personal information obtained upon entry will be used solely for the purposes of this exhibition. However, the Consulate may publish the entrant’s name (or initials if applicable), city of residence, photo title, photo description (or an extract therefrom), and/or name of location where photo was taken. Thank you in advance for your understanding.
10. The Consulate may contact the entrant in order to confirm receipt of submitted photo, etc. Thank you for your cooperation in advance.
11. Any matters that are not explicitly determined by these terms and conditions will be decided at the discretion of the Consulate. 

Contact us
TEL: 604-684-5868 Ext. 240   (Culture and Public Relations Section)